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Larry Brackett, center, is the new chairman of the Roane County Board of Education.
Brackett is new chair

The Roane County Board of Education picked Larry Brackett to serve as chairman over the next year.

“I’m just honored to even be on this board, much less chairman,” he said following Monday’s regular monthly meeting, “because everybody on this board does love kids more than anything in this county, and that is why we’re here.”

Brackett succeeds Nadine Jackson, who served as chairman over the past year.

“I really appreciate all the board for your support this year,” Jackson said.